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ERIC Number: EJ880353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Commentary on the Strengths Perspective and Potential Applications in School Counseling
Saleebey, Dennis
Professional School Counseling, v12 n2 p68-75 Dec 2008
In its history, professional social work has long given at least lip service to the idea of building on client strengths as a part of the helping enterprise. This article provides an overview of the strengths approach to practice as it has evolved in social work and how that method and style might be applied by school counselors in their work with students and teachers. Some examples are presented including the use of a strengths approach in an economically distressed community and in a school facing real difficulties in assuring students' achievement and involvement in school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A